Marianna DiCocco

Marianna DiCocco (Vaccaro)

Saturday, April 21st, 1917 - Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Marianna (Vaccaro) DiCocco, 102, of Wethersfield, formally of West Hartford, passed away peacefully in her home on May 15, 2019. She was born on April 21, 1917 in Bellaire, Ohio and lived most of her life in West Hartford where she raised her family. She was married for 59 years to the late Michael DiCocco. She worked briefly at Underwood Typewriter and retired from Colt Manufacturing Company. Her family was her most treasured possession. Besides her beloved son, Samuel M. DiCocco, she leaves four grandchildren and their spouses: Cheryl & John Pytel, Beth & Arnaldo J. Sierra, Lynn & David DiNanno, and Carl & Gloria DiCocco. She also leaves great grandchildren: Nick, Matt, and Sarah Markese; Desmond, Savanna, and Myles Sierra; Jack, Dean, and Isabel DiNanno; Sophia and Abbey DiCocco; and step-great grandchildren Taylor and Paige Pytel. The family would like to thank her good friend and caretaker, Hermin Henry for always being by her side.
She was predeceased by her daughter Betty Ann Overend, daughter-in-law, Barbara C DiCocco, and great-grandson, Carlos Sierra. Marianna’s loving spirit touched many, she will be dearly missed.
Funeral procession will be Monday, (May 20), 9:30 am from the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 am at St. Brigid Church, West Hartford. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hours are Sunday, (May 19), from 4 to 6 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, May 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Service

    Monday, May 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, May 20th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Brigid Church
    1088 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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  • Interment

    Mount St. Benedict
    1 Cottage Grove Road
    BLOOMFIELD, CT 06002
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Donations are being accepted for: Connecticut Childern's Medical Center.


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John Picchioni

Posted at 05:07pm
Condolences for your loss. Francis Picchioni and Rosemary Izzo send their prayers and love.

Anne Buchalski

Posted at 09:33am
Dear Cheryl and All Marianna's family members,

My deepest sympathies on Marianna's passing. I know what a loving and vital presence she was in all of your lives. May you all be held with gentleness and care during this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Much love,
Anne Buchalski


Posted at 07:15am
Please accept my condolences for the passing of Marianna. There is hope though, as the Almighty has arranged for the resurrection in the future. He promises, "... There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." (Acts 24:15)

I hope you find these few words comforting and provide motivation to prepare for the new world of God's making. (John 17:3)

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